ALPARC took part to the “Reading Mountains Festival” in Berlin on December 11th, 2019. This international event, that takes in more than 100 places all around the Alps at the same time, made its way until the capitals of the signing countries of the Alpine Convention; a real step forward.
The event in Berlin, at the Federal Ministry for the Environment and organized under the topic of “Myths and Mountain Legends” gathered more than 200 people and gave way to an interesting exchange with some experts of the Alps including ALPARC’s Director, Guido Plassmann. Under this framework, he was also interviewed by the local radio during the program "Deutschlandfunk Kultur" on the topic of Alpine youth - you can download and listen to the podcast of the interview at the end of this article.
The topic of myths and mountain legends brought the discussion on issues regarding the preservation of the Alps, the involvement of young people in the future challenges for the Alpine territory and even on tourism and life quality in this mountain area. A round table of experts, the projection of the official video of “Youth at the Top” (ALPARC) and the performance of Andreas Weissen (a storyteller keen on mountain legends) contributed to the success of this evening that was particularly appreciated by the public.